In 1996, my acne (the deep kind that needed shots to treat) was not cured by tetracyclene or retin-a. In 1998, they put me on Accutane. I remember being all dried up everywhere and wanting being VERY depressed. Supposedly they are tying to ban it because it makes people suicidal. Anyway, after I got off it, I was promised to never have bad acne again.
But something wasnt right. I now require chapstick everyday, and probably will for the rest of my life. My hands are always dry, and I feel that the drug did more harm than good by supposedly shrinking my oil glands (or whatever it claimed to do!).
In 2000, my acne seemed to sort of return. I started getting small ones, the type you can just scrape off your face with a light scratch. It seemed to spread to certain areas, such as my scalp, my neck, and sometimes would migrate to my back.
In 2001, it was getting a bit worse (maybe 2 pimples a day) and I tried some serum that basically smelled like alcohol and it dried out my face and was about $40 per ounce. It didnt work.
In 2003, my acne was almost just as bad as it was at the age of 15 in 1996. Not knowing what to do, I think I just did some google searching and came accross your site.
It is now 2005, and I have been on your program for 2 years. My face cleared up within one week. Even the deep cystic pimples went away and new ones never came back. Sometimes I would get little ones, but they would heal in one day (almost vanish)!!
Well, I never read most of the website, I just heard benzoyl peroxide = clear skin. So I started smearing it all over my face, and poof, acne is gone. I ran out of 10% oxy 3 weeks ago and decided maybe I outgrew acne, since my brother stopped having acne and he is a year and half older than me. I mean, I'll be turning 25 in a few months, so that means I'm in the clear, right?
Well I was wrong. My face EXPLODED. WORST ACNE EVER! I bought some Pan Oxy or some off-brand, and I swear it made it worse. I've been on oxy 10% for about 5 days and all of a sudden all my acne is gone again. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
So, this bud that I'm drinking is for you, Mr. Acne Vanisher Man, for helping me out with a simple and cost-effective solution when no doctor could help. You are a genious!
I also remember back then you were trying to get a 4 ounce tube of 2.5%. Upon returning to your site 2 years later, I see that you've done it. And you offer it cheaper than $5.00 per ounce that I pay for my oxy 10% that dries my face out. Good job on that, and I hope you make TONS of money. Even though your main goal is to help people, you deserve to be RICH after making a product like that. I placed my order and got it really quick. It applies much better than the Oxy. Nothing is worse than someone saying to me Hey, just so you know, you've got white stuff all over your face, where you eating a powder doughnut or something? I always say, no, its probably toothpaste. How embarrasing! Your product is invisible. And it doesn't stink. Awesome!
So I thank you. A clear face has given me a better chance for success at life.
Greatfully yours and God bless,
Dan, Thank you thank you, Your ance regimen works!! I have suffered with acne for years. I started your regimen about two weeks ago and my face is so clear. I can't remember the last time when my face was this clear. I no longer hide from mirrors. I would like to ask you a question. When I put on the Purpose moisture some of the dry skin is comming off . I don't mind it becouse it is making the scars shallow and some have gone away. My question is has this happened to anyone else using your regimen? So again thank you so much for helping me and so many other people.
Michael, Newport, Rhode Island
I cannot thank you enough. you have not only helped my self esteem, but you've saved my entire life!
I'm only thirteen, acne runs in my family. i mean bad acne, really bad. i was just starting to get some and i was preparing myself for a life of pimples and puss. It got to the point where i didn't even want to go downstairs in my house without caking on wonder loads of concealer. at school, i was so embarassed, i would hide my face, i started to drift away from my friends, and i would cry every night. my mom pulled up your website for me and my sister. we both tried it but my sister quickly gave up. i, however, am proud to say that i stuck with it, and now my skin is clear and confident, and i tell you, that concealer was out the window in no time!
I don't know what i would have done without your help. People who haven't had acne might ask us, 'Why are you making such a big deal out of a couple of zits?' and the truth is, they don't enderstand, they just don't understand what it can do to you, how it can ruin you and make you cry and suffer.
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cora, Arlington, VA
First of all... THANK YOU!
I have been using the acne.org BP for 2 years now and it's the only product that worked on my skin! I am so happy that my sister told me about this website! I was unsure about using it at first since I have been using many acne products and none seems to work! (except making my skin broke out even more!) Now, I am sooo happy I did! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
I started your regimen I estimate about 2 years ago. It works so great! This has been my answer to a lifetime of bad skin. I still get a zit here and there, infrequently, which is not a big deal. After years of trying so many things and being disapointed and frustrasted, finding your simple regimen was almost too good to be true, but it has worked and I am a loyal customer. Thanks for a great solution and some great products.
Mari , Pleasanton, CA
I never normally do this – but I had to write in and thank you for all of your wonderful work at acne.org. It had been a complete inspiration and life-saver for me! Please excuse the excessively long rambling e-mail, but I had to share my experience with you, please feel free to use this as one of your success stories.
My name is Amanda and I live in London in the UK. I stumbled across acne.org at the beginning of December ’08, desperate for anything to help me skin. I had completely given up hope and then found ‘The Regimen’.
I have suffered with moderate-severe acne since I was 11 years old and now I’m almost 25. I have tried endless over-the-counter products, homeopathy, acupuncture, anti-biotics, every cream and pill but to no avail, I was just progressively getting more and more miserable and hiding myself away from any form of social event. I kept hoping that I would grow out of it or the next product I would use would be the product that would change my life. After almost 13 years suffering my dermatologist recommended I try the infamous Accutane (or Roaccutane over here in the UK). I had one course of this drug for 5 months and it made a significant difference, I wasn’t completely clear but I was grateful for anything at this stage, but I found myself getting so depressed I almost had to give up work. Now my skin was better but I still didn’t want to go out!! Then after 2 months of me finishing the course I could feel my skin getting oily again and see new blackheads and spots coming back!
I am not exaggerating in saying that I think this was one of the lowest moments in my life. I thought that this abject horror was gone and done away with and all I had to deal with was my feelings – when it comes back. I couldn’t handle another course of accutane but there was nothing else that had ever worked! So it was a choice of be miserable or continue to suffer with acne OR a miracle. It was then in this desperate state that I discovered ‘Acne.Org.’
I thought ‘what the hell’, your directions and explanations about acne seemed sensible and the products were not over priced, so after mulling it over for about a week I ordered the products and followed ‘The Regimen’ religiously.
I’ve been on the regimen for 8 weeks now and guess what - I am completely clear!!! Even my beauty therapist who used to give me facials before I started regimen was amazed by how great my skin looks now. She was so impressed that she has asked to see the acne.org products and wants to recommend them to other clients!
No spots or breakouts from week 6 and there are NO emotional side effects that I need to worry about. I am gradually getting over the side effects of the accutane as it is flushed out of my system and feeling so much better emotionally& physically. Now with my clear skin and new found confidence and am discovering a life that I never knew I had.
Dan – you and acne.org (as well as your wonderful colleagues) are my miracle. I want to truly thank you so so much.
I just wanted to say a big thank you, it has taken me a long time to clear up my acne, and once I started using the regime I noticed my face cleared up instantly. Even though my skin wasn't that bad to begin with, it really smoothed my skin. My family has clearly noticed the difference. Just wanted to say a huge thank you! This has been the only product that has actually worked.
Laura, Sydney, Australia
Hey Dan, I'm 26 y/o, living in Brooklyn, NY, and I've struggled with acne for the last ten years. I was pretty skeptical when I stumbled onto your website, but I was at the end of my rope, and I figured hey, give it a try. I had an old tube of 5% BP leftover in a drawer from when I was a teenager, and I gave slathered it all over my face one morning before work. Well my face turned all red and I freaked out, but I put on some moisturizer and within an hour it was fine, and by the next day i was WAY clearer. I bought a bottle of your treatment and started using the regimen at night (I couldn't do the bleached clothes from wearing it during the day, but bleached towels and sheets aren't a big deal) Anyway...
I am SO CLEAR now, Dan. This is amazing. I wish I had discovered this ten years ago. I had my doubts with all the positive success stories on the website; it seemed too good to be true. This is becoming the best summer I've ever had. I'm so confident now, it's been a major life change.
Thanks so much, your work it very important and it has really made a difference in my life.
Eric, Brooklyn, NY
I just wanted to say thank you very much for your help. I have been using your products for about 10 years now. Your products are excellent and wonderfully priced, and your customer service is awesome.
Keep up the good work.
Doug G, Urbana, IL
Thanks for taking the time to post your regimen on the Internet. It truly works! I was skeptical at first, having tried the 10% BP cream to no avail; in fact, it actually made my acne worse! The 2.5% concentration is the right dose, and works wonders. I highly recommend your program to others. Thanks again!